Deltamarin designs Wallenius car carriers at Tianjin Xingang shipyard

Deltamarin designs Wallenius car carriers at Tianjin Xingang shipyard

Deltamarin Ltd has signed a contract with the Chinese Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry for Approval and Detail Design work for the two (plus two options) Post Panamax Car Carriers ordered by the Swedish shipowner Wallenius Lines. Prior to this contract, Deltamarin has already developed the Outline and Contract Design together with the shipyard for the owner.

Tianjin Xingang shipyard has previously focused on building mainstream vessel types, such as bulk carriers. With Deltamarin’s assistance the yard managed to secure this new building contract of a more sophisticated vessel type.

The yard is also currently building 10 bulk carriers of Deltamarin’s B.Delta37 design; four vessels for French Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and six vessels for the US-based M.T. Maritime Management Group.

The vessels for Wallenius Lines are highly efficient Ro-Ro Pure Car Truck Carriers (“PCTC”), which are intended for the transportation of rolling cargoes such as cars, trucks and other vehicles as well as High & Heavy (“H&H”) rolling cargoes. The car carrier capacity will be equivalent to 8,000 cars, and the vessel and beam length will be 200 m and 36.5 m respectively. The vessels are designed to offer improved fuel efficiency and ensure low environmental impact. The hull is optimised for lowest fuel consumption, excellent sea keeping and operability over a worldwide operational profile. Special fuel saving devices are also applied to reduce fuel consumption.

The design work will be carried out mainly at Deltamarin’s offices in Europe, while some detail design work will be conducted by Deltamarin’s Chinese design partner from the CSIC group. The total contract value of Deltamarin’s design work, to be carried out over an estimated period of 12 months, is 3.5 M€.

About Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry:
Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (XGSIC), located in the Bohai Sea of the Binhai New Area, Tian Jin, China and founded in 1940, is one of the largest ship building and ship repairing state-owned enterprises under China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation(CSIC). Nowadays XGSIC mainly specializes in shipbuilding, ship repairing, heavy equipment manufacturing and offshore projects. XGSIC has a capability to construct all kinds of vessels under 500,000 DWT, such as Bulk Carriers, Multi-Purpose Heavy-Lift vessels, Container Vessels, Train Ferries etc.;

About Wallenius Lines:
Together with international partners, Wallenius Lines form one of the world’s leading shipping and logistics groups. Through a number of subsidiaries and associated companies, Wallenius offers global transportation and integrated logistics solutions – from factory to dealer – to car manufacturers and other rolling cargo producers. Along with its partners, Wallenius controls a fleet of 160 vessels, of which 36 are wholly or partly owned or long-term chartered by Wallenius Lines but operated by our commercially operating subsidiaries; Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, EUKOR Car Carriers, American Shipping and Logistics Group and United European Car Carriers.

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